The Rum Blog

Growing up, I seem to remember that half my family members drank gin (& tonic) while the other half drank rum (& coke). This is in addition to wine, beer, and anything else that the occasion might have demanded. My background is a combo of English, Irish, and Scottish so family gatherings were never lacking in libations...

I am not sure exactly when, but I ended up on the rum side of the family. That is not to say that I never drink gin (or other liquors), but my go-to beverage is rum & coke. Like my maternal grandmother, I initially favoured Bacardi white (I know, BO-RING). I eventually got out of that rut, and decided to go on a mission; a very yummy rummy, rum-tasting mission. 
Join me as I travel through all the rums at the LCBO and outre mer ("across the sea") as well.
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Brugal Blanco

Posted by chez Jacquie on Friday, December 26, 2014, In : Dominican Republic 
My Brugal saga continues.  As previously mentioned, my best friend (and sometimes partner in rum crime) initially introduced me to Brugal.  At the time that she went to the Dominican, I was only drinking white rum, so against all local recommendations she brought me back a bottle of the white rum.  Initially, no Brugal rums were available at the LCBO.  When they did start to carry Brugal, it was only two different spiced rums.  So I have been lucky enough to have other vacationing friends pic...

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Matusalem Gran Reserva 15

Posted by chez Jacquie on Saturday, July 26, 2014, In : Dominican Republic 
I am a sucker for packaging.  I quite like the label, with its parchment-like appearance of an old pirate treasure map.  And it has a real cork, which I know doesn't matter but I love the sound it makes when opening the bottle.

I researched the name because it was so close to Methuselah. Turns out it is a biblical reference to Methuselah (Matusalem being the Spanish form).  According to the product website, there is an expression esto es mas viejo que Matusalem, to denote that something is old...

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Brugal Añejo

Posted by chez Jacquie on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : Dominican Republic 
There is a bit of a story to this rum. My best friend brought me back the white version directly from the Dominican a couple of years ago. I LOVE the white. It's the smoothest white rum I've ever had. Alas, you cannot buy it here. Yet. Anyways, there are two Brugals available here. This one (notice the Añejo again) and just "regular". This one is quite nice overall. But it is 100x better than the regular one.  I have a bottle of the regular and I still haven't finished it. I think...

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